A spokesman for Putin called Stepanova a “Judas.”
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Five key figures in the doping scandal rocking Russia and the Olympics, after the International Olympic Committee Sunday decided against a blanket ban on Russian competitors at the Rio Games.Thomas Bach – IOC presidentBach has frequently visited Moscow during his three years as IOC leader and has in the past praised President Vladimir Putin's "commitment" to sport.Vitaly Mutko – Russian sports ministerVitaly Mutko, 57, has been Russia's sports minister since 2008 and a close ally of President Putin for longer but he is under an intense spotlight over the doping scandal. Craig Reedie – president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)From a Scottish badminton doubles champion, Reedie, now 75, rose to become head of the International Badminton Federation and launch an Olympic political career that now sees him in the eye of the Russia doping storm as head of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
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